2022 releases

The Traitor's Game
Awaken: Wolves of Timber Falls
Sorrow's Song
Wicked Nights: A TechWitch Futuristic Urban Fantasy Novel
Bite Me, Monster: A Monster Romance
Nightfall University: Midnight Coven: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance
Nightworld Academy: Winterfall Witch
Phoenix: The Rise
Fated Wolf
Pray for Mercy
Keeper Of My Desire
Monster's Plaything: A Monster Romance
The Sheikh's Captive Lover (Desert Kings Alliance, #2).
Wolf Fates: Wolf Shifter Romance
Crown of Shadows
Kings of Eden: A Dark Paranormal Romane
Wild Soul: A Rejected Mate Romance
The Girl Sudan Painted like a Gold Ring: Folktales from the Sea Dyaks of Sarawak, Borneo
A Wreath Of Thorns

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

DarkSider News - May 2022!


May the force be with you this month...


Congratulations to Keri Arthur and Kristin Silk!!

Magic Misled
 by Keri Arthur was awarded the Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2021 

Her husband might be dead, but her problems are far from over.

Lizzie Grace had hoped that Clayton’s death would bring some normality back into her life. But not only does her father remain intent on interfering now that he knows she can manipulate wild magic, but the High Witch Council has sent in an investigator to uncover her part in Clayton’s murder.

But a bigger threat has arrived on the reservation.

One that wears flesh and blood, and is intent on revenge.

And it’ll kill anyone who gets in its way…

The Lizzie Grace series was awarded the Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2021

Sweet Treats - Chocolate won the Favourite romance anthology 2021 (a member's choice award): by Toni D’Alia, Cordelia Fox, Arietta Richmond, Stephanie Ashton, Frances Dall’Alba, Caroline Deness, Louisa Duval, Amy Hutton, Kylie Jacobs, JA MacNally, Fiona M Marsden, Clare Miles, Valerie Miller, Georgia Moore, and Kristin Silk.

The Mayans and the Aztecs (and those before them) knew what they were doing when they started turning cacao seeds into chocolate!

Sweet, and smooth, chocolate was the perfect inspiration for some of Australia’s best romance writers in 2021’s SWEET TREATS.

Peel back the wrapper on this book for fifteen delicious morsels of romance with a little chocolate on the side. From the Earth to the moon, historical tales to current day adventures, these stories are the type of candy your dentist would approve.

Sweet Tooth by Kristin Silk


Wild Soul 
Mila Young and C.R. Jane
Book 5, Kingdom of Wolves
Released: 22 April

As soon as his teeth sunk into my neck…I was lost.

Just when I think I’ve found an answer to the hundreds of mysteries in my life, another appears.

This time, in the form of a vampire who seems to know secrets from my past…and who is desperate for my body and my soul.

My enemies are circling, looking for a way to break me apart and separate me from my two alphas. And their power seems to be growing.

We’re determined to keep them away, but fate may have other plans.

My heart will always be Daxon and Wilder’s, but what about my blood…

I’ll do anything to keep them after everything we’ve been through.

But it’s going to take a wild soul to do it.

Monster's Plaything
Mila Young and C.R. Jane
Book 2, Monster and Me
Released: 22 / 27 April 
This book has now gone wide as Amazon banned the book for being too sexy.  
This is being looked into. Interestingly enough the paperback is on Amazon.

The Monster King wants to play...

It's been 1097 days and 14 hours since I've been locked in this place.

And they've come to me every night.

Wolf Blood
TJ Nichols
Book 2, Outcast Pack
Released: 28 April

River Yates always thought his grandmother’s tales about shifters and witches living among them to be just stories. Until his ex, Drew Preston, showed up at his door naked and bloodied and in need of help.

After being attacked by wolves determined to tear apart the fledgling Outcast Pack, Drew did the only thing he could: shift and run. The nearest place he might find refuge is River’s house. But his ex is human, and when River accused him of cheating, he ripped out Drew’s heart.

While River wasn’t wrong about Drew keeping secrets, how could he tell a human what he is?

When a hunter arrives to kill the shifters that have been making trouble, River is forced to confront the truth not only about Drew but also his own family. Once again, he’ll be picking up weapons and facing off against his grandmother, but this time, it isn’t a training exercise.

The Outcast Pack is part of the Familiar Mates world but stands alone. For readers who enjoy steamy gay wolf shifter romance.

Winterfall Witch
LJ Swallow 
Book 3, Nightworld Academy
Released: 24 April

The Dominion always threatened our future.
Now they’ve changed our lives.

Gabriella took Andrei, Jamie, and Ash, and I'm terrified she’ll kill them. Instead, Gabriella has plans for those I love.

Andrei spent years escaping his mother’s influence, and now she’s prepared to do anything to make him her pawn.
Jamie is a witch trapped on an estate owned by Dominion vampires who crave his blood—and he's attracted attention.
And if Ash escapes, he faces something as big a threat to his future as Gabriella.

As my three lovers return to me one by one, it’s clear they’ve changed—and the guy who remained with me has altered too.

My battle with Gabriella is now personal.

A surprise ally shares our determination to take down Gabriella and the Dominion, and he could be the answer. But what is our new friend's real agenda?

Now Gabriella possesses a new power, she's a deadlier enemy. We may not be able to kill her yet, but if I can bring justice to those involved in hurting the guys I love, we’ll strike at the heart of Gabriella's plans.

Because until we take down the Dominion, our lives will never be safe. And as long as this Winterfall witch lives, surrounded by her men, those who threaten us risk their lives too.

Alien Desire
Melody Beckett
Book 1, Taurean Warriors
Re-released: 4 April 
(previously released as Fighting for Her Alien Warrior) 

He's her only hope. She's his secret desire.

Space Force veteran Laila Storey thinks she’s seen it all—until first contact with an insectoid alien race, the Xakul, destroys a fledgling Martian colony. The Xakul’s next target? Earth.

Humanity’s only hope is the Taureans, a warrior race who has battled the Xakul and won. Laila must do whatever it takes to save her people, but one particular Taurean warrior proves to be an unwanted distraction.

Commander Zac Qu’Rell wants back in the fight, but his last battle with the Xakul left him badly scarred. The only time he feels at peace is when he's with Laila.

As Zac and Laila work together, temperatures rise, both on and off the battlefield. But there's no time for love.... is there?

Previously published asFighting For Her Warrior, Alien Desire is the first book in the Taurean Warriors science fiction romance series, and can be read as a standalone. Content is suitable for readers 18+.

Ebook and Paperback

Alien Desire
Melody Beckett
Book 2, Taurean Warriors
Released: 20 April 
(previously titled Taming Her Alien Warrior) 

Has the galaxy's biggest player met his match?

Sub-Commander T'arq Qu'Ress has a reputation for having a lot of... fun. The flirtatious pilot might seem like the consummate party animal, but the truth is a little more dark.

Krystal Storey is the ultimate nerd, and the exact opposite of social butterfly T'arq. She's more interested in circuits and code than parties, and is terrified of flying.

When they are sent on a mission together, they have to face their worst fears... and their deepest desires. Will they survive to admit their love? Or will they meet their end before they even get started?

Alien Seduction is the second book in the Taurean Warriors science fiction romance series and can be read as a standalone, but is best read after Alien Desire. The book contains content suitable for readers aged 18+. For content notes see Melody's website.

Ebook and Paperback

Non Spec-Fic

Outback Sky
Annie Seaton
Book 2, The Augathella Girls
Released: 27 April

Fallon Malone is a loner, refusing to rely on anyone else for her happiness. She’s content being her own boss, working in the skies of the remote Queensland outback. When she begins her contract in the Augathella region for the annual cattle muster, Fallon is unimpressed with the new station manager.

Jon Ogilvie is equally unhappy with this new female bush pilot, hired by Kent Mason, owner of neighbouring Lara Waters. Now that Braden has his kids back, he seems to have lost his focus on best practice for the local cattle stations. It also doesn’t help that Fallon Malone is a law unto herself.

As the stockman and bush pilot come head-to-head, nature conspires to bring them together. Can Fallon and Jon overcome their differences and give in to the attraction that refuses to go away?

Secrets in Retribution Bay
Claire Boston 
Book 4, Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay
Released: 25 April


She unearths a family secret which alters their history forever. He discovers a crime occurring on sacred land. Unless they work together their lives will never be the same.

Georgie Stokes is at a crossroads. Her job isn’t leading anywhere and her love life consists of pining after a man who considers her a surrogate sister. Something’s got to give. Then an accidental discovery reveals shocking secrets about her family. With her life in turmoil, she decides to take charge, risking her heart and her livelihood in the process.

Matt Roe has life figured until Georgie declares her love for him. Suddenly he must confront his own feelings for his best friend’s sexy younger sister, and his denial isn’t helped when he’s forced to work side-by-side with her.

However their priorities drastically shift when they stumble upon an animal smuggling operation.
Will they be able to stop the smugglers before more lives are lost, or will they become the next target?

Secrets in Retribution Bay is the fourth action-filled book in the Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay series. If you like determined women, stubborn men and a whole lot of mystery, you’ll love Claire Boston’s exciting romantic suspense.

Risky Love
Maggie Rose
Book 3, Pine Creek
Released: 26 April

A standalone story of secrets, love and second chances. Or will the past catch up with both of them?
Book three in The Pine Creek Series.

My name is Brett Connor and I like to party, hard.
I’m not looking for love.
Been there, done that and it doesn’t work.
Then Mila turns up with a surprise.
A five-year-old surprise called Matteo.

Mila is a hard-working chef and mom who comes back to town because her mother is sick.
Will Brett finally find something to make him believe in love again as he falls for Mila?
Or will both their pasts catch up with them and destroy their
chance at happiness.

This book was previously published as Rekindled Love by Maggie Mundy.

leaving some info in from April pt1

Wolf Soul
TJ Nichols
Book 3, Outcast Pack
Expected Release: 28 May

The Outcast Pack is part of the Familiar Mates world but stands alone. For readers who enjoy steamy gay wolf shifter romance.

The Billionaire's Familiar
TJ Nichols
Book 8, Familiar Mates
Expected Release: 28 July

Fated mates...there's only one problem: their families hate each other.

Discover the world of the Familiar Mates mm fated mates paranormal romance series. Each book in the Familiar Mates series has a new couple and a HEA with no cliffhangers.

The Billionaire's Familiar is a steamy gay enemies to lovers romance between a billionaire witch who is expected to follow family tradition and a fox shifter who doesn't realise his own power.

Cursed Wolf
Mila Young
Book 4, Savage
Expected Release: 28 July 

The Savage Sector series continues...

Blurb coming soon.

Mila Young, Lexi C. Foss and Jennifer Thorn
 Sector World Captives
Expected Release: 3 June

Three standalone novels.
One world full of depravity and darkness.

Welcome to the South Islands, home to the most lethal Alphas on the planet.
These beings don’t play nice with others. They’ve been banished.
And a plane full of Omegas just crash-landed in their isles.

We’re being hunted.
Their feral growls follow us.
Their howls haunt us.
Their knots call to us.
And their savagery terrifies us.

Some will escape.
Some will be caught.
Three will be claimed.

This shared world experience contains dark themes, omegaverse vibes, unforgiving Alphas, and the Omegas who defy them.

Stolen Paradise
Mila Young and Harper A. Brooks
 Book 2, Kings of Eden
Expected Release: 23 June

Blurb coming soon.

Mila Young and C.R. Jane
The Devil's Gate
(multi author universe)
Expected Release: 8 July 

MC Syndicates
The only way in is by blood, the only way out is by death.
Blood in, blood out.

MC Syndicates is a shared universe, crafted by a set of USA Today and International Bestselling authors, that feature an array of Paranormal species, savage dominant men, and strong heroines. These stories are all set in the same world and can be read within any order.

MC Syndicates by the fallowing author:
Inferno by R.L Caulder and M. Sinclair
Death Warden by Debbie Cassidy
Sin and Salvation by Cate Corvin and Melora Fran├žois
Dark Paradise by Ann Denton and Katie May
Rapture by Mila Young and CR Jane
Stone Will by Albany Walker

Midnight Coven
LJ Swallow
Book 3, The Immortal Keepers
Expected Release: 6 July

A secret society. Arcane magic. Forbidden love.

The Winterfalls. The aristocratic family who believe they're witch royalty.
The Blackwoods. The corrupt witches who want to take their crown.

I've finally broken the Winterfall family shackles and stepped into witch society. I missed out on a Nightworld Academy education, but I have a place at the prestigious Nightfall University. Here, gifted witches from the elite families study to take their magic to the next level and become our new leaders.

I expected to rub shoulders with the brightest and best; I didn't expect my new friends would draw me into a secret society.

The Midnight Coven. Dark, seductive, and dangerous.

I've met the intense and captivating witch Alexei once before. He hasn't forgotten my actions that night, and I haven't accepted who he is. A Winterfall would never touch a Blackwood, however tempting, and Alexei doesn't like rejection. Now I'm forced to live in a house on campus with the arrogant jerk.

Fortunately, my other housemates are friendlier. Nate and Xavi are powerful bonded witches who offer to teach me everything they know—and not just their magic. Tomas is also new to campus; he's easy-going and friendly, but there's something secretive about the elemental witch. The three smoking hot guys show me how to enjoy my new freedom and invite me to join their secret society. The one led by Alexei Blackwood.

What lives behind the mirrors never frightened me, but on the night I'm initiated into the coven, my magic attracts something that threatens all of us.

I'm shocked to discover the Midnight Coven is more than a circle of hedonistic witches. How long can I resist the dark Blackwood magic before I'm drawn into shadows and we unleash something deadly?

Midnight Coven is the first in a university-age paranormal academy duet filled with seductive magic, steamy scenes, multiple love interests and dark academia elements.

Monsters Claimed
LJ Swallow
Book 2, The Ruthless Dark
Expected Release: 30 May

Monsters Reclaimed is the second book in the Ruthless Dark series.

If you like scorching hot paranormal romance with dominant and possessive monster heroes, a heroine who’s strong enough to bring them to their knees, and a world where she doesn’t need to choose, scroll up and pre-order today.
Note: although the heroes are monstrous, all sexual encounters in the series are fully consensual.

To avoid spoilers, full description to follow once Monsters Awakened releases.

Release date will be earlier than listed.

Lunar Rising
anthology contains Dragon Desire by
Lilliana Rose
Expected Release: 28 October

The moon is risen, and the beasts have come out to play.

From wolves to fae to witches this limited edition paranormal romance urban fantasy collection will keep you riveted from beginning to end.

Are you ready for the thrill of a lifetime?

Allow the bestselling authors of Lunar Rising tease your senses and tickle your fancy with fantastic adventures featuring powerful heroines and the protective heroes who love them.

Don’t wait, dive in today and escape into fantasy!

Dragon Desire cover by Eleni Konstantine's alter ego, HelzKat Designs.

Non Spec-Fic

Follow the Sun
Annie Seaton
Book 4, Four Season Short and Sweet
Expected Release: 31 May

For three years Misty O’Farrell has lived in the back of her camper van travelling the Australian coast. To assuage her grief, she practises her sand art on the many beaches she visits. Wherever she is, Misty greets the rising sun each morning.

Trapped in a difficult relationship, Angus MacDonald begins each day at the local lookout to watch the sunrise. When he meets this mysterious woman, the attraction is instant and mutual. As autumn passes and they meet each morning at sunrise, they both realise life is too short to settle for less than love.

Can Angus break his promise and follow his heart?

Secrets of River Cottage
Annie Seaton
Book 5, Bindarra Creek Mystery
(multiple author series)
Expected Release:14 November

Forced to move from the safe haven of her in-law’s farmhouse, single mum, Cathy Kendall is horrified she must return to the renovated River Cottage – a house that holds secrets and sad memories. When builders discover bones beneath the old house and the site is declared a crime scene, speculation and gossip engulf Bindarra Creek.

Landscaper, Grant Cummings has returned to his hometown to seek justice and it suits him to keep a close eye on Cathy. As the investigation progresses, attraction flares between them.

But when a series of suspicious events threaten Cathy’s life, should she share her suspicions with Grant?

Or is his mysterious past a warning that trusting him could prove deadly?

Welcome to the latest Bindarra Creek romances. You will love re-visiting this quaint country town and its quirky community as compelling characters search for love and happiness. Don't miss out on these seven mystery romances by best-selling Australian authors.

Outback Wind: The Jillaroo
Annie Seaton
Book 4, The Augathella Girls
Expected Release: 31 August

Amelia Foley has always lived on the land. Sent to the best boarding schools, her parents hoped for a professional career in the city for their only daughter. Five strapping sons can run the family station according to her father. But Amelia hates city life and sets off to work as a jillaroo on Kilcoy Station.

Local shire building inspector, Ben Riley visits Kilcoy Station to advise Braden Cartwright on the new buildings he is planning as the station expands. After a run-in with Amelia’s sidekick—Ellis, the golden retriever—Ben insists Amelia comes to town to attend the local dog obedience classes.

As the jillaroo and the inspector spend more time together attraction grows quickly.

But Ben can’t wait to do his time in the bush and move to the city; Amelia wants to make a success of her career on the huge cattle spread.

Will his growing feelings for Amelia be enough for Ben to stay in the bush? And will she give her heart to a man who wants to leave all that she loves?

Wanted: Mistletoe
anthology contains Christmas Ribbon by
Lilliana Rose
Expected Release: 1 November

Dear Santa,
Before I explain, how much have the elves told you?

Who's ready for a little naughty & nice? With some mistletoe and holiday cheer, anything can--and does--happen during Christmas.

Your favorite contemporary authors have gathered around the Wintery hearth to bring you scintillating holiday romances. These sexy stories will deck your halls with filthy balls. If you’re not on the naughty list yet, you will be after indulging in these steamy reads. Whether you’re naughty or nice or you’re on Santa’s watchlist, these romances will put you in a celebratory mood and warm your heart.

Get this steamy holiday collection today.


The Changeling Curse
Dani Kristoff
Book 2, Cursed Ones
Expected Release: TBA

Donna Maree Hanson
Colony Five
Expected Release: TBA


Alien Attraction
Melody Beckett
Book 0, Taurean Warriors
is currently FREE when you sign up to Melody's newsletter. 

Commander Oren Ka’Ress is having a bad day. First he crash lands on a primitive planet and is injured, then he—and his dangerous Xakul prisoner—are captured. Oren needs backup, but with no way to contact his fellow Taureans, he's stuck.

Dr. Amelia O’Malley doesn’t believe in aliens… until a mysterious patient arrives on her ward. Bigger than any man she's ever seen, and with inhumanly bright eyes, Amelia finds herself full of questions. But there’s one problem—Amelia can’t understand anything he says.

As the Xakul threat looms, Oren must find a way for Amelia to understand him. With the clock counting down there is more at stake than either of them could dream…

Alien Attraction is a prequel to the Taurean Warriors series, previously titled Freeing Her Alien Warrior. Amelia and Oren’s story continues throughout the series.

Get your copy


Keri Arthur, Lilliana Rose, MJ Scott and Mila Young

These DarkSiders will be at the Books In-Sight author signing event on 8 October 2022 in Melbourne. Tickets available here.  

Mila Young
French translation of Shadows and Wolves is out now.


Congratulations to our DarkSiders.

Thanks for joining us. Until next time, be safe and well.

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